Your Path To Graduation
Think 30 is a UCCS initiative to encourage students to work with academic advisors towards developing a graduation plan. Baccalaureate degrees require at least 120 credit hours which translates into earning 30 hours per year to graduate in 4 years or 24 credit hours per year to graduate in 5 years. We know college is expensive and we want to make sure students take advantage of every resource to stay on track and graduate in a timely manner.
Planning for 30 credits each year sets you up on a path for success. Studies have shown that students who follow this path do better academically, ultimately take on less student loan debt, and are more likely to graduate.
Concerned about taking on additional credits? Consider earning credits over the summer, pre-term or spring break sessions, or extend your graduation timeline to meet your needs.
Why Think 30?
Think 30 Action Plan
Meet with your Academic Advisor every semester
- Create a multi-semester schedule that helps keep you on track
- Explore additional classes or classes over the summer
- Discuss your timeline and making college work for your needs
Understand your degree requirements
- Utilize Advising Guides for an overview of your major and an example plan
- Regularly review your degree audit to understand remaining requirements
- Pay attention to important course sequences in your major
Connect with faculty in your major
- Discuss important courses and options in your major
- Explore opportunities in your major and get involved beyond the classroom
Connect with Financial Aid to explore and pursue grants, loans and scholarships to help you pay for college, including summer aid
Explore Student Employment and Work Study opportunities on campus
Connect with Student Financial Services for questions about your bill and paying for college